Sharon Haeger

Camera: Nikon D850

Lens: Nikon 500 mm VR FL ED IF

Aperture: F8

Shutter speed: 200

ISO: 250

Description: Maria giraffe with its newly born calf.

Story from behind the lens: We were are an afternoon drive and spotted a small group of giraffe. As we drove closer we saw a newborn calf on the ground by its mother struggling to get up. We missed the birth by about 10 minutes. We spent a long while watching the interactions between the mother and calf with the mother helping the calf to stand and the calf taking its first steps. My image shows the shy calf peeking over the head of its mother while she gives the calf its first bath.